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Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
held at night, they were trying to educate us to begin to understand why the boycott, why the situation, why the uprising. >> he understood as nelson mandela did the urgent need to educate black students to the standards of their white counterparts to give them both purpose and hope. >> the truth is the anc is la really struggled to fulfill nelson mandela's idealistic vision, school buildings are falling apart and crowding is rife. schools ton bleak cape flat south side cape town is more symbolistic of the system struggling with. activists argued there is a dangerous gap between promise of education and what it actually delivers. schools boast a 70% pass rate. but to graduate students only need 30% on their exams. a third of them won't be literate by the time they leave. >> and the end of the study about 50% of those young people have fallen out of the system. so it also has to do with the curriculum, it has -- also has to do with the kind of training that our teachers had during end today. >> so schools are still struggling with the legacy of apartheid, its burden stubbornly persistent
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
. the education system is riddled with problems. and you also see that there is an increasing public corruption. so the current president has been involved in a huge scandal involving his private home. so people look to nelson mandela and think theres with a leader. there was someone with real integrity. so i think that this is a moment for people to look back and reflect on where they've come from and how to get back on the right path. >> woodruff: and also by definition losing what i think you call the moral center for the country. >> well, i think for many people nelson pan della does represent a kind of moral center. and a choice to turn away from violence, to turn away from strife. and to turn away from racial divisions. and instead of standing in judgement of one another, to reconcile and to admit that we did terrible things to each other. but now we're ready to move on. and i think that was the great gift of nelson mandela. that he was able to bring people together in a way that made them feel that they could forgive and made them move on. >> woodruff: lydia, one other thing. you wrote t
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
of educational opportunity. it expanded during his time in office. how did that translate into job creation and economic growth? >> for the first time, one of the issues with apartheid is that there was an entire generation of young people who skipped any kind of education. they came in and totally changed that system and now you have blacks college-educated since the end of apartheid who have joined the workforce and have become productive members of the economy. it's been a huge leap forward. >> there was criticism of mr. mandela from black south because the change was seismic in the country and they expect it seismic change to mean immediate change but that wasn't the case, was it? >> it's a tough proposition. the unemployment rate in 1992 was 40%. expectation was that this miracle had happened and overnight things would improve. things did improve and have improved but they certainly don't happen overnight. >> how has south africa's economy become a source of growth for its neighbors? >> they're lucky to have abundant natural resources. they have mining, gold, coal, platinum. they have
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> pelley: nelson mandela once said education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. jim axelrod found that message changed the hearts of some american students. >> reporter: when nelson mandela visited madison park high school in roxbury, massachusetts, in 1990 the crowd went wild. eager to hear his words of wisdom. >> the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. >> reporter: a 16-year-old sophomore in the gymnasium that day. >> the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. and at the time that was one of the things that really stuck to my head. so this day i try to instill the same concept in my students. >> reporter: mandela's speech was a turning point in dipina's young life. he decided he too wanted to lead from the classroom as a teacher. >> okay. the word freedom, but freedom is not free. >> reporter: now he's a history teacher at brighton high school in boston, hoping to a model in a school where more than one in ten students drop out. born to poor immigrant parents in the west african nation of cape verde, dipina knows well the barriers to a child's suc
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
to continue his education at florida state. >>> and in the nfl, two teams moving in different directions meet on thursday night. jacksonville, winners in three of their last four games, hosting houston, losers of ten straight. the jaguars used some trickery. ace sanders catching a lateral pass and throws it to jordan todman for a third quarter touchdown. the jags win, 27-20. >>> finally, nelson mandela once said sport has the power to change the world. as a young man, the human rights leader was an accomplished amateur boxer. a year after his historic election as south africa's first president was credited with bringing his nation together at the world cup final which south africa won. he got to host the2010 world cup. the first time that tournament was ever held in africa. and he was known for inspiring athletes across generations. boxing legend muhammad ali had this to say about mandela. he was a man whose heart, soul, and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and economic injustices, metal bars, or the burden of hate and revenge. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
a wage when they're trying to earn a living. as we have more older and highly educated people in that sector. >> if you had a perfect system in a test tube, though, and it's not that way, it just seems to me, if you can find someone not working that is willing to work at whatever the market price is, you can fill enough jobs that you want, it seems like, you know, if you're true to economics, it seems like you would never set anything. you'd want the market. >> this is an idea that says -- >> and the other thing, jared, is it not this simple? a company can either have 100 people at $8 an hour or 80 people at $10 an hour. >> it's definitely not that simple. let me respond to both of those. i thought it was gary who gave a good list of the way that minimum wages -- the increases tend to get absorbed. and that's why, joe, your second point i think is wrong. he talked about profits, he talked about prices. there's also efficiency gains. clearly, the absorption mechanism isn't just on the employment margin. that's why we get those results i've been describing through our discussion
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
mandela and it will be tomorrow at f and b stadium in johannesburg and a belief that education was the only way for people to raise up from poverty and where that legacy stands today. and revolutionary cancer treatment and using one deadly disease to battle another. >> i'm mark and coming up, the afc race is heating up as manning is a leg up on the competition, that is ahead in sports. >>> wintry conditions will improve today but i'm tracking another round of snow for the northeast, i'll have details coming up. >>> al jazeera america continues and thomas and i are back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. ♪ straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
health care and education. modernizing infrastructure. and healing. >> his close relationship with leaders like muammar gaddafi and castro drew criticism, he still visited the white houses meeting with three sitting american properties. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the presidential medal of freedom. barack obama met nelson mandela in 2005, when barack obama was a senator. after one term as president nelson mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a number of causes. >> when south africa hosted the world cup tournament in 2010, he made his last public appearance. the crowd honoured him to thunderous ovation. >> his third wife, graca machel, former first lady of mozambique, was at his side during prostate cancer and lingering lung infections. >> never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. the sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. let freedom rain. god bless africa. >> nelson man
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
with a special emphasis on the children least likely to get an education in africa, girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty. the schools for africa initiative has raised more than $164 million and helped more than 21 million children in 11 african countries. the kids in need of desks fund that i created is part of this initiative. the k.i.n.d. fund delivers desks to classrooms around the country has now raised 5 stk $859,920. that was after your contributions flowed in last night and today in the amount of $76,404 after i talked about the k.i.n.d. fund on last night's show and asked you to help. hundreds and thousands of kids in africa are sitting at desk are for the first time in their lives thanks to you and your generosity to the k.i.n.d. fund. they are now providing scholarships to girls in malawi. you can contribute by calling 1-800-4unicef. whenever we deliver desks tole skoo to the schools, kids always thank us in song. . ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you're a rinse user, you may have heard there's a new rinse that talks about protecting, even after eating and drinking.
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
clear to us the extent we're fighting against and the education system, he said it's important for you to start here and be an educated people because you have toe task of running a country. and you can't run a country if you're not properly equipped. >> thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us on the phone. and charlayne, he talked about education. and they called robin island mandela university. you have this place that is a horror where he was for 27 years, and yet his influence was to make it something positive for the other people. >> for other people like saki and others like him, he insisted they learn. because saki was a young man when he went to prison. some of them were 16, 17 years old. and so rather than see their environment as a prison, he and the other leaders turned it into something that was productive. as saki just said, they had faith and they had hope. but they also had faith that those people running around that prison yard and sometimes playing soccer also had to study their books so that one day they would be able to lead the country as people like
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
in energy, transport. we would like to invest in education in the u.k.. we would like to invest in health. we have projects in all of those areas that are ongoing at the moment. i am hoping even in the next few we will make one or two announcements indicating the scale of the opportunities that we have here in the u.k.. >> nigel, thank you so much for now. as we had to break, the world remembering nelson mandela. south africa's first black president passed away late yesterday and the tributes are pouring in. this to say.ma had >> to the people of south africa, we draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. africa at peace with itself. an example to the world. that is the legacy to the nation he loved. ♪ >> nigel wilson is still with us. he is the ceo of one of the uk's biggest companies. talk to us about floods. we were looking at dramatic $ç#p10,000 people still have no electricity today. you said we have learned a lot of lessons from the past. and ourselvesent and numerous others have played a key role in how we deal with floods her
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
, that i have read so much -- thathat has educated i have educated others about, that i have gone to jail for, that i have rallied on college campuses for. angeles,anded in los when we created the big welcome event for him, there he was and i was just dumb struck. i was an off him. -- i was in late august him. -- in awe of him. >> d emancipation proclamation took a long time to come to fruition. we moved from the civil war into the 1960s, that was our experience. how similar or different was a black experience in south africa versus the united states? >> apartheid in south africa was the worst kind of approach and -- kind of oppression you could imagine. not only did you have people who to the areas far outside of the main city of south africa, who lived in shanties -- one water fountains serve thousands -- one water fountains serve thousands. if you fell into the black or brown category, you simply could not be educated, you could have a decent job, you work in the mines for pennies, it was horrible and awful. worse than what we experience going through the kind of discrimination here in
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
you the poster child for south africa's education. the mandela family was quoted describing you as the face of the new south africa. what is the face of the young generation of post-apartheid south africa. >> i think the young face of this new south africa is a dynamic face. we don't - our revolution will not be a political one. our revolution will be a revolution driven by innovation and prosperity across all income levels in south africa. we are very dynamic generation. my story is like that of millions of south africans. >> you describe this challenge rising to the challenge of innovation. what about domestically are there changes to that that young people face in south africa as they try to meet a global threshold to be competitive. >> certainly, which is why i believe my story resonates. a challenge is education. more south africans, world class education. the commitment to education, not just education, but achieving excellence. it's a challenge that i am sure my peers will adopt in the next couple of years. >> speaking of achieving educational excellence. is it true that
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
and schools were built so that now kids, including her son, can have an education. alex? >> that's a great story too. you've got so many from there, michelle. very quickly, the memorial tuesday, because of the enormity of that stadium in which it's going to be held s that the one that is being more focused upon and also given all the world leaders that are expected to attend, that over the funeral on sunday next week? >> reporter: it does require logistical planning. however, i will say the state funeral, which is going to be big, is in a remote village, his hometown. so people are going to have to get there. that's going to be a difficult process as well. that is expected to be huge because it's really going to be the last step in this mourning process. world leaders, some of them, we don't know exactly who yet, are expected to attend that as well. but all of this has had that sense of importance, this outpouring. just standing out here, you know, these beautiful, spontaneous songs will break out. the entire crowd joins in or just walking down a street. you walk by someone and they're jus
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
efficiencies, how we support education. >> i want to get to that in a moment. you have a long, deeply personal relationship with howard that dates back 25 years, when you were just 16. tell us the story of what brought you to howard university. >> at the age of 16, i was probably 80 pounds. i suffered from sickle cell anemia. i came to howard university because howard had a sickle cell center. my mom, a nurse, thought it would be a safe place healthwise. the second reason is because i wanted to pursue becoming a physician. i looked across the spectrum of universities that would give me that opportunity, howard had the best fit. my former prime minister, founder, father of our nation, as it were, who brought us into independence was a political professor at howard university. it has a strong name in the caribbean and was a strong connection for me. >> you come from trinidad and tobego. >> that is correct. >> you are a surgical oncologist by training. are you still practicing? >> on a limited basis. my operating room, my classroom as it were, day-to-day activities of administration plus my skill
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
, whether it's a much bigger or more inclusive middle class including blacks, whether it's better education, but you're absolutely right. the project is not finished. in fact, even particularly amongst the blacks, there is a massive income inequality, one of the biggest in the world. very, very poor people still living in shantytowns and the like while there is also at the same time a very rich and exploding black you know, economic super class. so that is an issue. the issue of corruption is still one that's alive and needs to be tackled. and the issue of education still needs to be tackled. he was very keen on the idea of education. but look, many people will say some of the very important things were not done. and they still have to be finished, but after mandela was released and after those first elections in south africa, so much more of this continent has become democratic. it's not a coincidence. >> christiane, so many world leaders when you talk about the leader of cuba, the united states and europe and african countries, it could not be more diverse. do you think there is a lesson,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
the line. which is one reason why the current president is a symbol figure because he has the education of a 6th grader and he was a sheep herder. which mandela -- is a smaller group of black africans and it is a tribal clan that has produced nelson mandela, becky, but zula is a zoo loo leader. and this is a moment where black south africans are trying to reclaim the south african identity, and he was a symbol of their inclusion. >> this is going to a week celebration, at least, for nelson mandela, and i think that -- there was some who thought maybe they would wait until the morning to announce his death. >> but they didn't wait, and it is very -- as we with can see, it is the 2:00 a.m., and the crowd has just begun to get started. days of celebration. >> this is a very african way of celebrating life. and they are just beginning to redefine, and define his legacy, and what it will look like for years to come. for example, his grandson who is a close friend of mine, he is becoming the mandela campaign. which is is a foundation of rend braking the image of africa. you also talk about in
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 6:30am PST
's the popular movements around the world and educate people about it meant so much a a the as i know. in a small little moments you and conspiracy the music that was inspired by inspiring and awesome and other fees be remembered that today as he passed away on thursday evening show nothing very much. look at the internet's and thank you very much for sending us to stick to the prospect that last one is contrived. since i did. i can woohoo rule. all you. use. as you. going to shoot in the zone by it has received the chairman of the agency for combating economic and corruption crimes today in court on the issue to subiaco reported on the department's what progress for the past ten months this year according to the chairman financial police have initiated more than one thousand criminal cases against nine hundred perpetrators of corruption crimes one hundred and twenty of them are officials of the national and regional level. the agency is currently
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
as the place. a stunningly since we brought them democracy that women are educated they were doctors lawyers and now it's thing and it's taking over them being forced into loans they don't appreciate and i think that the felt needs of my eye so he now. i would just say that president obama. what used to identify what was a great start. box. if you don't get the whole picture and realized the role of women. it will never tell. i hope that everyone in this room takes a moment today when you come home to think about why the most powerful ways to empower the arab and muslim world is and how the women. so please please stop turning a blind eye to the atrocities against women by at how much i'm pleased with how when you empower them up thinking. and. i know you knew you when will you the us. and now i am not looking hard for me whole on the twenty two points
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
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CBS
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
about your product and the difference in dairy that you like to bring to the world. it's an education, you were saying. snowville creamery is what we're talking about. but what is, help me pronounce it. >> cream fresh. we actually stayn and say which sour cream, just to give an idea, you know, the best way to understand cream fresh is to think about it in terms of dairy products you know. so you've got some sour cream over there. sour cream on the far left. that's a 20 percent product. whipping cream is 40 percent. >> the big one, right. >> butter is 80 percent fat. and we're going to talk today about how your new favorite holiday. >> i'm going to try it. >> oh, go ahead. >> it says sour cream, okay. it is very rich. but that's not -- everybody's scared of getting fat. is that going to be a problem? >> i believe that this is the most nutritious fat that you can put in your body. this is from grass fed dairy cows. look at that color. >> and your argument is, what, i have all these things in my refrigerator. why should i buy this instead? >> just have this instead of all of those. >> wh
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
day of school as was very common under the british education system there. his real name is rolala. >> he went to a methodist school and everyone was given english names -- >> which means -- >> which means it's the branch of a tree -- shaking the branch of a tree but the meaning is troublemaker. >> i love that. >> it's so -- >> that was his birth name, troublemaker was extraordinary. >> when i started working with him, i never, ever heard anyone call him nelson. at the same time, he wasn't president yet. i heard people use his clan name modiba. it shows his background and it's paternal and just stuck. so that's -- everybody called him modiba. >> the courage it took in the 50s, the '60s, this regime that attempted to have absolute control. it's hard i think for anybody who didn't live through those times to understand what this took to oppose and ultimately over throw this regime. >> i didn't live it either. the list of not indignities but the appalling facts of separate life were just -- you cannot believe this happened. i mean, you saw it all, whites and blacks -- >> tremendous, t
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
-old university student said had mandela had not made those choices he would not be getting the education he is getting. so many people calling and commenting on how if mandela had not been the man that he was, this country could have very easily ended up like syria or iraq. another policeman we were speaking to this morning saying with nelson mandela's passing he felt he had lost a part of his soul and a part of his body and that he truly hopes moving forward the country and its leaders will remember what it was that this incredible man stood for. john? >> it is so remarkable. arwa damon, thank you. she brings up such a good point. words like legend don't begin to cut when twhen you deal with nelson mandela. when you're in south africa he is more than a leader and more than a legend. he's in the fabric of that nation and some one's sole they carry a piece of him around. >> a very interesting point given what we know is going on in the middle east now the connection she made the country could have ended you up differently if it wasn't for his sacrifices. >> no way inevitable there would not
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
's covered by most health plans. >>> there's no question the world of education isn't what it used to be. ask anyone from teachers to parents, even students themselves. a new report by the american civil liberties union of pennsylvania looked at student discipline and whether the practice of zero tolerance is actually helping or hurting students and the verdict -- well, the overly broad policy just isn't working. and joining me to discuss is broward county public school superintendent robert brunsy, president of national school services committee and psychologist wendy walsh. >> tell us what zero tolerance is and why turn away from it now? >> well, the reason why we would turn away from it is because zero tolerance policies are not effective. in 2011 in broward county, we had the largest number of stude student school-related arrests in florida. 1,062. out of that 754 of them, about 75%, were for non-violent misdemeanor offenses. these are things that would normally have been handled by schools in the past and as we see the numbers continue to grow, they just put children on a trajectory that
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am PST
of black children who get educated in integrated schools is something like 10%. you know, you look at the leadership, zuma versus mandela, and you look around africa, it doesn't seem as though sun, you know, it doesn't seem this was an upward trend. >> that's true. that discrepancy is true, but it's also true that the standard of living of black south africans has risen. the number of black south africans with clean drinking water and in the education system has gone up. south africa has been a glass half empty glass half full thing that people tend to project upon south africa a lot of the prejudices with which they enter into the situation to begin with. but i think what's really going to be interesting going forward now is in a sense a kind of custody battle for brand mandela. who claims him as their real symbol, and more mandela symbolism was his stuff in trade. he realized he was an astonishingly powerful symbol. in a sense you can see across the world we all want to claim him. all other countries want to claim mandela. he represents our better selves. but within south africa
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
: the education system, the job system is not treating all americans equally. you see that in the minority numbers. some of the callers have talked about this. anyou're going into environment where you are the orst person of this race gender in that role, how much more difficult is it for you to break in as opposed to a workforce that is more diverse? host: you look at the overall but the number%, approaches numeral seven percent because of the increase in african-american unemployed and teenagers. correct? guest: that is part of the factors. you have much higher unemployment among minorities and younger people. you also look at it based on educational breakdowns. the unemployment rate is considerably higher among those who have not completed high school compared to those who have completed college. work isic morath's available online. thank you for being with us. coming up next, the vice president is back in the u.s. following a weeklong trip that included stops in china, south korea, and japan. we will have david lampton joining us from johns hopkins to discuss the state of relations between the
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
for one-to-one support and education. i love chalk and erasers. but change is coming. all my students have the brand new surface. it has the new windows and comes with office, has a real keyboard, so they can do real work. they can use bing smartsearch to find anything in the world... or last night's assignment. and the battery lasts and lasts, so after school they can skype, play games, and my favorite...do homework. change is looking pretty good after all. ♪ >> i stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people. your heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. >> that was nelson mandela hours after he was released from prison from his 27-year stint in prison. news of his passing is drawing huge crowds. the nation's mourning has become a celebration of the man south africans call madiba. >> moments ago, they released details for the funeral plans. the country will pay tribute over the next days. sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection. there will be a massive public memorial at the soccer stadium on december 10th. man
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
, still straining under the shackles of apartheid. the government creates a new system of education. they force classes to be taught in aftrikans. the decision will prove disastrous. >> i was busy in my consulting rooms early morning of june the 16th, 1976. when i heard this hum, like the hum of bees. >> reporter: in the johannesburg township of soweto, students are marching against the new education measures. >> this is illegal. >> reporter: police are sent to quell the protests. they open fire on the students. >> from then on, soweto began to burn. >> reporter: news of the uprising spreads quickly throughout the country, as do other protests and riots. >> south africa was aflame. there was a struggle for liberation, for freedom that this government could not control. >> the soweto uprising of 1976 was a privatal moment in south african history, and mandela realize it had. >> reporter: in prison mandela reads about and is encouraged by the uprising. >> all of the work that he had done for all of these years was actually now bearing fruit, and that there was a revolutionary environm
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> the education of this president is a subtracting and moving process as it was this week as he continues with the scent of profound government. bill: brit hume is our political analyst. >> i got a chuckle out of that. bill: what did you think of that observation? >> the president said something about people blowing their money in las vegas, and then somewhat later he said it again in las vegas is hurting and need the business. and this is why you don't have to be a governor to know and understand and it operates slowly behind this technologically and otherwise. and no executive experience. so we have gotten to travel within this along the learning curve. bill: there are these agencies that are outdated with the structure of a lot of these agencies, reform is hard to do and a lot of these programs and activities have constituencies and so on and it's hard to change it. and i think most people intuitively understand that in this is the health and human services program that basically kind of left it alone and didn't put this in overall charge of a for at that time. bill: the hhs or irs, al
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
, columnists across the land have the opportunity to educate them about one of the greatest men ever to walk the earth. it's an enormous opportunity there for all of us who have have the platforms. my hope is that this is treated for what it is. a great man who did great things, inspired masses and remained as calm and gentle as anyone who ever lived. it's our role to let the generation know about this man. >> jennifer spoke about the auto biography which is something i did on the college speech and debate team. inspiring. also the new movie is coming out about nelson man dell -- mandela's life. >> the martin luther king quotes from the "i have a dream," and also to hear quotes from mandela, some of the words are so appropriate from today. we look at the massive battle in washington and politics. maybe the world will take a listen to somebody who's been through a lot more struggles that we have and listen to his words. >> makes arguments sound petty. >> yes, they do. >> he said i once learned courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. the brave man is not the one who does n
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
was familiar with howard and the extent to which howard had anticipated in african education the same as the university of ft. hayre has participated in african education in east and central africa. that was a very smooth relationship for the two universities and i went there as a result set up an office, howard university, to help put in place collaboration between our university and university at howard. the bottom line of that was that we at howard established what we call the south african research and archive al project to study the anti-apartheid movement in the united states. >> dr. harris, what would you say is the legacy, the dual legacy, of nelson mandela both in south africa and in this country? and i guess i'm asking that specificically because you sort of had a bird's eye view of what he was able to do in the country and what he was able to create by extension, by reaching out to howard university to say we want there to be some role here in what happens with south africa going forward. >> well, we were very excited when he came because everyone knew about him. in respons
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
. it's an imphotographe above im . and one. major challenges of the and the education system is always a challenge. the healthcare system is always a challenge. and those are the various issues that south africans have to make. the death of nelson mandela reminds everyone about how far they have gone. how far the south african government and people have come. are those row minders because of his death in some ways, are those reminders that will help spur the country forward, did you think? rvetion nk i thinkthink. >> i think the revelation will be inspiring to south africans and it's not something that they will change soon. >> zplrvetion. >> i think to change the few cuss of the world and when the wrrbled looks at us and talks about the legacy of nelson mandela. how can we convert that into international goodl good will ao elect better leaders and run our country better and continue to be a democratic society. how do south africans teach their children about what happened in the past. >> there are different ways. and south africa has a yum of -- a number of museums. and there is also
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
education because people who get, in the middle east get a decent education don't automatically sign up for the 7th century. the second problem was, of course it, when president obama utterly failed to take any retaliatory action after the slaughter of our ambassador and three other americans in benghazi last year, it became open season on americans. so it was really own a matter of time until this truly heroic, quietly heroic young man's life was cut short. bill: i want to make this point clear. we do not know if he was a victim of a crime or if he was truly targeted by islamists in benghazi 24 hours ago. but more to the point about what islamists do not like about werners teaching people in their country is what, colonel? >> well, you know, modern science and chemistry doesn't match the philosophies and religious beliefs the middle ages, it just doesn't but there's this, call this mad rage against things western even as terrorists are welcome willing to use our technologies. but bill, i have to say two things. i don't believe this young man was target of a robbery type crime because h
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Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
segregation, economic problems, educational problems that south africa needs to advance on in order to realize the society that nelson mandela had in mind for south africa. i got to tell you, being in south africa, the folks there, from all different colors, all different backgrounds, all different socio-economic levels, they're talking about these things and really feel like together they will be able to do so much more. >> abc's lana zak, thank you so much. >> the coverage of nelson mandela's life and death does not end here. see how his story influenced pop culture and moviemakers later in this half-hour. >>> another major headline this morning, the investigation into the shooting of an american teacher in libya. ronnie smith gunned down while jogging at a u.s. consulate in benghazi. his murder comes days after al qaeda called for libyan attacks on u.s. interests. smith's wife and son returned to the u.s. for the holidays. he was set to join them next week. >>> a wicked storm slamming the nation this morning is far from over. a treacherous mix of snow and sleet crippling the south central u
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
the world, continues. the value of your education is where it can take you. (now arriving city hospital.) which is why we're proud to help connect our students with leading employers across the nation. (next stop financial center.) let's get to work. i get out a lot... except when it's too cold. like the last three weekends. asthma doesn't affect my job... you missed the meeting again last week! it doesn't affect my family. your coughing woke me up again. i wish you'd take me to the park. i don't use my rescue inhaler a lot... depends on what you mean by a lot. coping with asthma isn't controlling it. test your level of control at asthma.com, then talk to your doctor. there may be more you could do for your asthma. ... through yonder window breaks ... it is the east ... and juliet is the sun ♪ >>> i want to be in the position of calling you to ask whether i would be welcome. the appeal therefore is, don't call me. [ laughter ] i'll call you. [ laughter ] >> nelson mandela showing his humorous side almost ten years ago when he bowed out of public life. >> the public never got enough of
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fairly sophisticated robots. >> education-wise, these toys are great for learning to program, learning mechanics. >> reporter: at $350, it is pricy. but a screaming solo on a guitar made of legos is priceless. know a traveler tired of pecking at a tiny keyboard on his smartphone? the $100 virtual keyboard connects via bluetooth and projects a laser on any flat service. a stripped down cell phone of sorts in wristwatch form. it lets parents track their kids' location with the accompanying app. kids can use it to make and receive calls but only from specific numbers in their contacts list. for the tech fanatics the $80 controller offers a new way to interact with your computer. forego your mouse and keyboard and use your fingers to play puppeteer or get a science lesson. >> from a learning standpoint this is what gives you incredible detail and control and then uses your hand when it's appropriate or the keyboard when it's appropriate so you get that augmented experience. >> reporter: cooks will appreciate click n grow. these $80 smart planters take out the guesswork out of when to water
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
, meeting very educated, sophisticated, intelligent black people but who were living in horrible conditions and simply being disgusted coming from the united states watching what was going on in the 1980s and seeing the dramatic change that happened only a few years later in the early '90s. remind our viewers about what has changed in south africa over a relatively short span. >> reporter: well, it's nearly 20 years since democracy here, in 1994 when mandela became the first black president, and just remember, apartheid was a brutal regime but it was made up of lots, hundreds of petty little laws that all together created this racial monster so black people couldn't come into the towns to stay, to live. you know, there was a real sense of two separate nations. nelson mandela along with many of the anc and other political parties all created the environment by which this was broken over the decades. it didn't take a short time to do. it was years and years and years of protests and of defiance. here's a life that is remarkable. started in 1918 at the end of the first world war. let's take a
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
understand stood what sort of man mandela was, respected him, listened to him, were eddie educated by him. that was a powerful message no a young college student about this person who went on to become president of stojakovic. >> any recollection of affect that mandela has had on american politics? >> i think the president will speak to that in just a short time. the question that the first african-american president certainly watched what happened with nelson mandela in stojakovic. it had had.tory it has had an affect on politics here, the anti-apartheid movement, to pass sanctions here in congress, the debate that took place here in the united states over constructive engagement. >> also the withdrawal of u.s. investment dollars to companies that did business with the apartheid regime? >> absolutely. there were some companies facing some very tough decisions at that time. and we have a lot of discussion about sanctions ever since. that is going to be part of nelson mandela's history. the legacy not just in south africa, but in this country as well. >> as far as u.s. politics go, when ne
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
was one of the lucky few to get a formal education. it was also among these hills the young man experienced african democracy first hand. he listened to council chiefs and elders debating issues for hours until they reached consensus on an issue. the traditional leader says this vital lesson influenced mandela years later as president when he helped shape south africa's modern democracy and reconciled blacks and whites. >> he has struggled both with the african and the balancing act that has been worked upon through mandela's leadership to insure that it ends in a peaceful and free country. >> reporter: in his 20s, mandela left rural life for johannesburg where he studied law and soon rose to political prominence but he was always proud of his heritage and he appeared in court wearing traditional robes at the trial in 1964. it was a healing moment when his father's chieftanship was returned to the family in 2007 and handed to mandela's grandson mandola. he says family and planned history is pivotal to his grntd father's identity. >> we would like to tell the story of the mandela
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
many ngo whose have agitated and lobbies for the change of education. we are not giving government easy ride, and i thank nelson mandela for that. south africans love democracy, many people died for it. many many people died for it. i think we are effecting the same effect of the recession, over the -- and trying our best. of course, we have other problems, many of them a legacy, but many of them of our own san francisco, but i have such in ordinary people, and we'll use the ballot. and nelson mandela gave us the right to do that, and i have no doubt in the next election, or the one that comes afterwards that democracy will survive in this country. >> tell me something, you have given such good perspective. there was a ruling on somebody -- it was very clear, this person had been in the apparatus of power, policeman fora secret serviceman. and was thought to be guilty of a lot of crimes. nelson mandela came out and said this is a country that respects the rule of law. perhaps you are thinking of is killing of chris americanny. >> >> yeah, that we talked about earlier. >> yeah, and it wa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
feeling to have brought up children in the multiracial education society and they've proofed that they can make it out. >> when did you have that opportunity? >> no. >> he's three years old. >> now the family is raising a black child and their community while not fully integrated is a little more diverse. >> only blacks only whites only colored. >> size is -- >> today was a national day of prayer and reconciliation. amed was in 67 years including two decades in prison. >> madiba himself said, with freedom comes responsibility. freedom did not fall from heaven. >> they said good-bye to that man who gave them their freedom. >> as perusha was thanking mandela for creating a special country for her children to grow up in. nick schiffrin, al jazeera, soutsouthafrica. >> the deal is done for u.s. airways and american airlines. an air giant, what it could mean for travelers next. a remarkable breakthrough in the treatment of cancer. >> just a miracle... >> people who had no hope now tell their extraordinary stories. >> i thought i was gonna die... on america tonight on al jazeera america every su
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
out of this government. there is not enough education for them and the jobs aren't plentiful enough, the pay is not plentiful, the housing is substandard. they feel they have not made any progress and in many cases they have stopped hoping for it. they said we need another government. there is a lot of pride in nelson mandela but there remains mostly because of economics a lot of advertis dissatisfaction. in his time or in his memory he hasn't been able to bridge the economic gap. tony. >> ali velshi. thank you. jonathan betz is here. jonathan. >> it is going to be a who's who of royals, celebrities, a leader of every major country will be in south africa, 100 have rscped so far. the queen of gland can't make it but david cameron can. mandela also close with cuba so its president, rool castro, -- raul castro will be there. hassan rouhani is coming. put not israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he is concerned about the high security cost. >>> the dalai lama will be there. ful of johannesburg wip be shut down. an entire airport will be set aside for just the vips. security will
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
've been really, really happy with our education, but i feel like they just kind of leave it out because it's ssrt of like opinionated and they don't like to teach opinions in school. >> you have to be a proud dad with this book? >> i am. her stories just drive the book. what better way to connect with students than stories written by a 13-year-old. so we are really excited. as lauren said, her schools have done such a great job. they've educated her so well she was able to write most of the book at age 13. but we wanted to give the schools and parents another tool in the toolbox to help them to teach the american dream, which is part of what capitalism is all about. >> if you had to, in a nutshell, the elements discussed here and creatively brought out through the characters, what are they? you say this is capitalism. what are the points? >> lauren, you want to take a couple? >> jobs, hope, community, charity, honesty, morals. >> they're all in here. >> they all kind of tie together and form capitalism. >> we want to find a unique way to reach kids. kids are not interested in republican or
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
for the 2010 winter olympics. you really need to educate yourself about brain injuries and how dangerous they can be. after my injury the doctors were saying that the helmet saved my life. wearing a helmet to prevent severe traumatic brain injury is a must... and so is learning what you can do to prevent concussion. ♪ it's not about the money, money, money ♪ >>> beautiful kate middleton, always looks like a million bucks everywhere she goes. so, what if we told you that the glamorous necklace she's wearing right there in that photo, is amazingly affordable. in fact, you could go out and buy the exact same one for yourself today without breaking the bank. and what i love about her style, aside from just being beautiful, she mixes and matches designer duds with affordable things. >> that's a look i try to rock, as well. and sara haines will be modeling that necklace, coming up in "pop news." >>> this is saturday, december 7th. also coming up this half hour, high schools across the country, love to put on the show, "grease." but there's one production that's getting extra attention beca
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
the u.s. supreme court declared that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal, the year before we said, separate but equal was dead, south africa codified it, explicitly, for their nation. the apartness, the apartheid system of separate schools, separate hospitals, separate beaches, separate buses, separate park benches, separate everything, everything assigned to specific races, and the lion's share of everything, and of course, the best of everything, reserved only for the white minority. black people had no right to vote. people classified as "colored," for a while, they had a right to vote specifically for white people to represent them, but eventually that was stripped too. only the white minority had the vote in the end. only the white minority was represented in government and only the white minority had any say whatsoever of the affairs in the nation. 80% of the country lived entirely segregated and without representation under white rule. 80% of the country. and by 1960, the resistance to apartheid, the demonstrations against it, had started to zero in on those
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are the jobs? >> unemployment for college-educated workers is below 4%. so when you look at that 7% number, it represents a lot of people who have not gotten their high school education or maybe just have a high school education. if you have a college degree, we're seeing job growth in professional and business services, certainly in engineering which continues to be kind of a real driver of jobs, health care is net hire job creator over the last several years and hires nurses and other technicians. there are good jobs being created. when you look at this total number, say, 200,000-plus this month, certainly a good percentage of them were in the lower wage category. but then we want -- those people who are out of work having the hardest time, need those jobs, too. >> we saw the fight over raising the minimum wage heat up this week. you wrote an interesting piece about the rise of income inequality. what would raising the minimum wage do in this country to close the income gap? do we even know? >> first of all, i'm all in favor of having this discussion about wages and equality. the minimum
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
, not intended to be this way, we prefer to have him with us. i'd like to believe that movie is going to educate the next generation about the importance of this man. maybe never get a chance to make the difference with nelson mandela, but you can make a difference just in your street, your school, maybe in your community somewhere, maybe in your organization. every single one of us have an opportunity to make a difference. that's what mandela taught us. >> he certainly did. chris dodd, thank you for joining us. >> thank you both. >> thank you, senator. our coverage will continue on the passing of nelson mandela in south africa. we'll be right back on >>> back to live pictures in johannesburg, singing outside of nelson mandela's home where he passed away this afternoon. that announcement coming an hour and 20 minutes ago. president obama commenting about a half hour ago saying he personally drew inspiration from his life, studied his words. he protested it. a man who took history in his hands. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray extended his deepest sympathies saying mandela's diplomacy and dedication t
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